Board of Directors

Stephen Grant (aged 62)*#+
Non-Executive Chairman

Steve joined MV Sports & Leisure Limited from the accountancy profession in 1990 becoming Finance Director in that year. He was appointed Managing Director of MV in 1996, became Chief Executive Officer of the Group in June 2010 and Non-Executive Chairman in August 2020.

Steve has in-depth knowledge of the toy, sports, leisure and bicycle sectors, in both licensing and own brand environments, as well as extensive experience in sourcing and importing from overseas suppliers.

He travelled regularly to the Far East in his previous role and has considerable knowledge of selling to both national and independent customers.

Peter Kimberley (aged 52)
Chief Executive Officer

Peter Kimberley brings with him more than 30 years retail experience across a number of sectors including the cycle retail sector with specific experience in the e-mobility retail market – most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Pure Electric Limited, a retailer of e-bikes and e-scooters in the UK and Europe.

His experience encompasses marketing, licensing, product development, Far East sourcing and account management.

Phil Ratcliffe (aged 60)
Group Commercial Director

Phil joined MV Sports & Leisure Limited in 1999 and has many years’ experience in commercial and strategic roles within the consumer goods sector, incorporating well known companies such as Car Plan, Waddingtons Games and Mattel.

His experience encompasses marketing, licensing, product development, Far East sourcing and account management.

Phil is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Vice-Chairman and formerly Chairman of The British Toy & Hobby Association.

Mark Taylor (aged 61)*#+
Non-Executive Director

Mark joined the Board in October 2019. He was a partner in Grant Thornton UK LLP for 19 years having spent his entire career in the accounting profession. He was an audit and transactions support partner, specialising in transaction support in recent years. He is chairman of the Grant Thornton defined benefit pension scheme.

Mark has considerable experience of corporate transactions across many sectors, financial reporting and the management of defined benefit schemes. This experience enables him to support the Group with its financial reporting, any potential corporate transactions and the pension schemes.

Mark is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Jonathan Crookall (aged 57)*#+
Non-Executive Director

Jonathan has over 30 years’ experience in human resources (HR) and people strategy, across a range of large organisations and sectors. Jonathan’s current role is Chief People Officer at Costa Coffee, a position held since March 2020. Jonathan also currently serves as a Board Trustee to the not-for-profit organisation, ENEI (Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion).

Jonathan brings to the Board a wealth of experience across industry, including franchise businesses, with a skillset focused on commercial leadership, people management and governance.


* Member of the Remuneration Committee
# Member of the Audit Committee
+ Member of the Nominations Committee